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About Dawn Harper-Nelson

Hurdler who won gold in the 100-meter hurdles at the 2008 Olympics and won silver in the same event at the 2012 Olympics.

Early life

She was a six-time state champion at East St. Louis Senior High School in Illinois. She won gold in the 100-meter hurdles at the 2003 Pan American Junior Championships.

Trivia

She made an appearance in a season 10 episode of the TLC series Say Yes to the Dress.

Family of Dawn Harper-Nelson

She grew up in East St. Louis, Illinois and has two brothers and two sisters. She married Alonzo Nelson in 2013.

Close associates of Dawn Harper-Nelson

After she won a gold medal in 2008, then-governor Rod Blagojevich declared October 6 Dawn Harper Day.

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